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Advice For Flight Training In Australia  
User currently offlineCeph From Singapore, joined Jun 2007, 141 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 8 months 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 8381 times:

I might be going to Australia to get my PPL. So I was just wondering if there is anyone that can offer me any advice? Tips to keep costs low would be great.

Thanks in advance!

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User currently offlineQFA380 From Australia, joined Jul 2005, 2079 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (6 years 8 months 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 8379 times:

Will you have some accommodation lined up? You need to shop around and it depends on where you want to do your training. Different cities will definitely be different price wise. All of Australia's major cities have a secondary airport that GA flying is done at or you could go outside of the cities to somewhere less populated. Then you have more time to fly less time waiting for other planes.

You can get cheap flying schools but those are usually pretty dodgy, it would be better to go for quality. Then you will have a better learning experience and you will be a much better pilot for it.

Its all up to you on your priorities.


User currently offlineCeph From Singapore, joined Jun 2007, 141 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (6 years 8 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 8360 times:

Any good schools in Perth or Sydney to recommend? Where is a good less populated city that would offer more time to fly?

User currently offlineFlyboysp From Australia, joined Apr 2007, 739 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (6 years 8 months 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 8357 times:

City population and flight time dont necessarily go together.

I'm no expert on Perth but i think the main airport for GA airport for the area would be Jandakot (YPJT). A Perth based member here, will be able to provide you with more information.

For the Sydney basin, Bankstown Airport (YSBK) is the primary GA field. Further afield and to the west of Bankstown is Hoxton Park.If you dont mind being a bit out of the Sydney area, then Camden and Wollongong should be considered as well.

As mentioned by QFA380, it is better if you go for quality.



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User currently offlineCeph From Singapore, joined Jun 2007, 141 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (6 years 8 months 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 8356 times:

Wow, I think there is lots of homework for me to do. And yes I too prefer quality.
Would appreciate if anyone can give me some references.
Thanks QFA380 and Flyboysp for your advices.
And also, could anyone tell me what is the average cost of accommodation?


User currently offlineFlyboysp From Australia, joined Apr 2007, 739 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (6 years 8 months 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 8355 times:



Quoting Ceph (Reply 4):
And also, could anyone tell me what is the average cost of accommodation?

This will depend on which city you stay in and what kind of accommodation you will stay in and for how long.

Accommodation i think would be slightly cheaper in Perth.



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User currently offlineCeph From Singapore, joined Jun 2007, 141 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (6 years 8 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 8339 times:



Quoting Flyboysp (Reply 5):
Accommodation i think would be slightly cheaper in Perth.

Alright, so what recommendations do you have for Perth? Thanks in advance!


User currently offlineQFA380 From Australia, joined Jul 2005, 2079 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (6 years 8 months 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 8335 times:



Quoting Ceph (Reply 6):

I don't think Flyboy has a specific flying school to recommend, he's just telling you that Perth may be cheaper. Personally I'd guess Adelaide would be the cheapest but I'm not too sure. You will have to find a flying school yourself, if you can, purchase some aviation magazines or have a look at www.casa.gov.au for flying schools.


User currently offlineSignol From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2007, 3007 posts, RR: 8
Reply 8, posted (6 years 8 months 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 8308 times:

When I was backpacking, I met a chap in Newcastle NSW doing exactly that - staying in the YHA for a couple of months to get a PPL. Therefore I guess that's a good place to go, price-wise, and just a couple of hours north of Sydney to get to the big city as well!

signol



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